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Apparatus for Testing Electronic Component

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083577D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carr, TW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In Fig. 1 a conventional circuit module 3 has a metal can 4 that is sealed to a ceramic base. During manufacture, volatile materials, such as cleaning solutions and flux residues can be trapped in the air inside the hermetically sealed can 4. The apparatus of the drawing punctures the can and removes the volatile materials for analysis.

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Apparatus for Testing Electronic Component

In Fig. 1 a conventional circuit module 3 has a metal can 4 that is sealed to a ceramic base. During manufacture, volatile materials, such as cleaning solutions and flux residues can be trapped in the air inside the hermetically sealed can 4. The apparatus of the drawing punctures the can and removes the volatile materials for analysis.

The apparatus has a lower part 5 that positions the module 3 and an upper part 6 that punctures can 4 and receives the volatile materials. Parts 5 and 6 fit together along surfaces 7 and 8 and are sealed by a seal 9. Lower part 5 has holes for the pins 10 of module 3, and it has a recess where the module is positioned with a line 13 of can 4 at the level of surface 7.

Upper part 6 has a recess that closely fits the portion of can 4 that protrudes beyond surface 7. Edges 11 are sharpened to cut through can 4 as part 6 is rotated with respect to part 5 and module 3. Fig. 2 is a top view of part 5 with edges 11 superimposed. The dashed circle shows the cutting path of edges 11. Vacuum connections 12 to part 6 remove the volatile materials that are released from the module.

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